Apex Award Winner 2011 - Scott N. Mitchell
Scott N. Mitchell is currently Vice President, Corporate Branch in Sumitomo Chemical America, located in New York City. Scott’s work crosses over all sectors of the Sumitomo Chemical Group’s Businesses in the Americas. One of Scott’s key roles is to ensure that good communication occurs between the subsidiaries and Sumitomo Chemical. Additionally, he has been significantly involved in the company’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Initiatives with particular focus on the Olyset® Nets long lasting insecticide treated bednets. These nets are used widely to fight malaria in sub Saharan Africa. Relatedly, Scott serves as the communication window between the company and a large number of United Nations Agencies and large NGOs.
Prior to his current assignment, Scott served as Managing Director and Board Member of Sumitomo Chemical Australia where he lived with his family for nearly 8 years enjoying the “Aussie” lifestyle and learning the thrill of rugby and cricket.
In 2003 Scott was designated as one of Sumitomo Chemical’s “Global Managers” and regularly participates in company global strategy and policy discussions.
Scott joined the Sumitomo Chemical Group as a Sales Representative in their Valent USA subsidiary and since then has held a variety of roles within the Sumitomo Chemical Group over the last 18 years.
Scott Graduated from Purdue University in 1987 with a BS in Agricultural Economics and after nearly four years in the real world returned to Purdue to complete his MS in Agricultural Economics in1992.
He is a native of Waveland, Indiana and now resides in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Scott is married and enjoys the company of his wife and their two sons (aged 13 and 9). In his free time he enjoys the hobby of amateur astronomy, and he freely shares his love of the night sky as a volunteer with several local educational organizations.
The Sumitomo Chemical Group includes more than 100 companies operating around the world in six business sectors: basic chemicals, petrochemicals and plastics, fine chemicals, information technology-related chemicals, agricultural chemicals and pharmaceuticals.